- Associated Press - Friday, April 27, 2018

LA PORT CITY, Iowa (AP) - Authorities intend to renew their water search for an eastern Iowa teenager who’s been missing for nearly three weeks.

Sixteen-year-old Jake Wilson, of La Porte City, was last seen around 9 p.m. April 7, going for a walk to nearby Wolf Creek. A search began less than an hour later, when he didn’t return home.

His mother, Megan Neiswonger, has said Jake has autism with a mild intellectual disorder and functions at the level of a 9-year-old.

La Porte City Police Chief Chris Brecher says trained crews from law enforcement and fire departments will be involved Saturday and Sunday, as well as heavy equipment to pull apart log jams in Wolf Creek.

He says the creek and other water bodies need to be rechecked as water levels rise and fall, changing conditions.



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